From the New York Times (11/7/2010):
Cheese consumption in the U.S. has almost tripled since 1970, adding calories and saturated fat into the American diet at a time when obesity rates are climbing. But since 1995, a nonprofit marketing corporation created by the government has been working with retail chains to increase the amount of cheese in their products, including Domino’s American Legends line.
Wow! I personally had no idea that the government has worked to increase cheese consumption. It is particularly ironic because The United States Department of Agriculture is working on anti-obesity campaign that discourages saturated fat. This same department created a program called ‘Dairy Management’ to vigorously promote cheese – the largest source of saturated fat.—Adrienne